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Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The First Methodist Meeting House

 
 
The First Methodist Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 27, 2009
1. The First Methodist Meeting House Marker
Inscription. The first Methodist Meeting House in Petersburg was a theatre on West Old Street near the river rented by Gressett Davis. Robert Williams, a follower of John Wesley, came to Petersburg to preach in 1773 at the invitation of Davis and Nathaniel Young, local businessmen. From this humble beginning, Methodism became firmly established in Petersburg and spread throughout the surrounding countryside. Petersburg served as Williams' headquarters and later was made part of the Brunswick circuit.
 
Erected 1984 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number QA 18.)
 
Location. 37° 13.851′ N, 77° 24.984′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Fleet Street and Grove Avenue (Virginia Route 36), on the right when traveling north on Fleet Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Appomattox River Heritage Trail (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Campbell's Bridge (about 500 feet away); Ettrick (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. mile away);
Fleet St, Canal St, and Grove Ave image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 27, 2009
2. Fleet St, Canal St, and Grove Ave
Fort Henry (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Lee's Headquarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); Folly Castle (approx. half a mile away); Tavern Park (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 556 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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